At £52,249, the Bailey Autograph 68-2 is good value for the price and will appeal to comfort-seeking couples.
This model is also a driveway-friendly 6.8m long with a pleasing lounge area and few compromises elsewhere.
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You get the popular end-lounge layout on a 3500kg chassis that anyone can drive
At 6.79m long, it shouldn’t be too tricky to store
Buyers get a six-year integrity warranty
It’s strictly for couples
The sixth model in the Bailey Autograph range, which launched last summer, the 68-2 is the third sub-3500kg ’van in the line-up and makes the rear lounge floor plan available to Category B driving licence holders for the first time.
Unlike the 3850kg 79-6, a 7.99m-long six-berth, the 68-2 is an out-and-out two-berth.
There’s nowhere to sleep two extra people, so it’s strictly for couples only.
It is good value and will appeal to comfort-seeking couples
At just under 2.5m, the Bailey Autograph’s body width makes the 68-2’s rear lounge a great place to sit, recline or flop.
Triple-aspect windows and a large rooflight provide plenty of natural illumination, with LED lighting on hand to convert the salon for evening use.
The seating is a bit shallow, though, which is most felt on the rearward part of the U-shaped sofa.
At mealtimes, simply retrieve the folding-leaf freestanding table from the wardrobe (located behind the passenger seat) and you’re set.
Just mind the step up into the lounge from the kitchen.
With its smart granite worktop, white drawers and gloss overhead locker facings, the 68-2’s kitchen is aesthetically pleasing.
The only cross in the debit column is the utilitarian-looking square sink – it won’t win any prizes for elegant design.
Kit-wise, there’s a three-burner hob and electric hotplate, as well as a combination oven and grill, with a Daewoo microwave above a tall Dometic fridge/freezer opposite, on the offside.
Tucked into the space behind the driver’s seat, the Bailey Autograph 68-2’s washroom has separate areas for the vanity unit/toilet and shower.
It’s a dressing area, too, a role aided by having the wardrobe in close proximity, behind the passenger seat.
Other noteworthy kit in the washroom includes a handy clothes drying line in the shower compartment.
When deployed, the bed makes up into a spacious transverse double measuring 2.12 x 1.56m (6’11” x 5’1”). It’s formed by pulling out a slat frame from the parallel lounge seating.
The sleeping surface is formed from Bailey’s multi-layered Dream Sleep system, which is designed to offer a better sleeping surface than typical one-piece foam-filled cushions.
Dream Sleep features honeycomb topper sections which fold up under the seats when not in use.
As it’s too shallow to be referred to as a garage, Bailey calls the storage space under the rear seat bench the ‘through boot’.
Running across the width of the ’van, it’s large enough to take long items and can be accessed from both sides of the ’van.
You also get large, aircraft-style overhead lockers throughout this motorhome, that operate with a very pleasing action. And the three under-worktop kitchen drawers and cutlery drawer are all soft-close.
|Shipping Length||6.79 m|